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What To Do In Glendale in Fall

Two toddlers dressed in black and orange sit, surrounded by fall leaves and halloween lanterns

Fall is finally in the air, the leaves are changing, and Halloween is almost here. From Los Angeles to Pasadena, the area's surrounding Glendale are filled with plenty of season-themed events near the apartments for rent in Riverside, CA.

Alex Film Society's Hollywood Scares

The Alex Theatre Performing Arts and Entertainment Center is well known for their Halloween events. This year you can catch a full length stage production of Hollywood Scares!, which is an all ghoul version of the long-running Hollywood Squares quiz show. This exciting night is filled with celebrity panelist, stand up comedians, and AFS members teaming up to deliver challenging horror trivia and side splitting humor.

The fun doesn't end there, though. Stick around for a Halloween themed animated short and Hammer Film's classic full length film Brides of Dracula (1960). There are plenty of ticket discounts available, so make sure to check their site to see if you qualify.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo

From October 1st through the 31st the L.A. Zoo features a variety of exciting Halloween-themed events. Visitors can take photos at the pumpkin patch, find their way through a corn maze by answering questions about nocturnal creatures, and get the chance to pet all sorts of exotic animals throughout the week.

Stop out on the weekend to watch the animals enjoy seasonal treats (like and elephant eating a pumpkin), enjoy a spook-tastic puppet show, and marvel at the expert pumpkin carving demonstrations. There's even trick or treating on the 28th and 29th!

Montrose Halloween Spooktacular

Looking for a fun trick or treat event the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than the Montrose Halloween Spooktacular at the Glendale Fashion Center.

This fun, friendly event features over 100 merchants handing out snacks for anyone who comes dressed for the occasion. This is a great way to give your children the joy of old fashioned trick or treating while giving yourself the perfect excuse to hit the mall.

Tofurky Trot and Vegan Food Fest

This vegan-friendly version of the classic Turkey Trot is designed to support local communities and animal rescue groups while introducing people to the benefits of a plant based diet. Costumes are welcome in this 5k with prizes awarded for first places and best dressed. Runners who register in advance receive a free tote bag filled with Tofurky Trot paraphernalia and product samples from the event's vendors.

After the race you can try out delicious foods from some of L.A.'s top vegan vendors. Here are a few featured in this year's festival:

  • GT's Kombucha
  • Ripple Foods
  • Better Beans
  • Charlie's Brownie's
  • Southern Fried Vegan
  • Mom and Pop Apple Picking at Willowbrook Apple Farm

East of L.A. lies Willowbrook Apple Farm in Glen Oak where you can pick delicious, ripe apples and press them into your own cider. The apples in this orchard are the Stayman Winesap variety, which are sure to delight your taste buds if you've never tried one before. There are plenty of farm animals to pet until your heart is content, as well as

Those looking for a romantic evening should look into the Ultimate Romance Package, which includes a table for two in the shade of this farm's 100 year old trees complete with wines, cheeses, and fruits. It isn't Fall without a good caramel apple, so make sure to pick one up!

GCPEA Fall Festival

On November 4th the Glendale College Parent Education Association (GCPEA) is holding their annual Fall Festival. The event takes place in their B parking lot from 10 am to 2 pm and is free for all adults with a one time fee of $20 for children to help keep this event going year after year. Each sibling is only an additional $15, helping those with larger families save some cash.

The fee covers unlimited pony rides, a petting zoo, slides and jumpers along with a slew of other fun activities. (Think face painting, balloon animals, and crafts.) There is also a fantastic food sale taking place during the event filled with baked good and tasty treats.

Dia De Los Muertos

Hollywood Forever offers you the chance to paint your face dead and join the 18th annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration. For a mere $20, you can enjoy fine Mexican cuisine from top-rated vendors while browsing the unique items offered by the arts and crafts vendors. As the day turns to night the event features Grammy Award winning artists on four different stages, Aztec ritual dancers, and an art exhibition in the Cathedral Mausoleum. Hosted on Halloween night itself, this is one scare you won't want to miss.

Apartments for Rent Riverside, CA

These are just of few of the exciting Fall events near the Altana apartments neighborhood. This modern, resort-style community features the finest of amenities that cater to a variety of lifestyles to create the ultimate getaway. From expansive rooftops all the way down to quartz countertops, every inch of these living spaces have been designed with luxury in mind.

Spanning two buildings, residents can take advantage of several floor plans with spacious ceilings and top-rated appliances. Expansive terraces offer breathtaking views of the city, while touches like modern Italian cabinetry and modern decor create the comforts of home. We invite you to experience California in a whole new way right here at Atlanta.